I am an experienced authorised Civil Celebrant living on the Central Coast, lovingly working with brides and grooms over the past 20 years. My background is Freelance Hair Stylist; I specialised in weddings, formal styles and make-up. I have been trained in public speaking and due to my love of helping couples create their own unique day I was encouraged to become a Marriage and Civil Celebrant as I offer understanding, flexibility and freedom of choice to help make your day a cherished memory.
Whether your ceremony is at a Reception House, on a Boat, in a Garden, at your favourite Beach, or even my own Tree Lined Garden or nearby Beautiful Man-Made Lakefront; we will work together to design the perfect ceremony for your needs, budget and occasion.
We would just like to tell you how thankful we are for the wonderful wedding you helped us create to celebrate our love and the beginning of our married life. Your efforts and input will be everlasting for us, including fitting us in for a last minute catch up the day before our wedding. We were so appreciate of this support; as it took away any and all anxiety we felt about making our day perfect (which it was :).
The ceremony brought a tear to many an eye including our own. Our guests expressed how much they loved the ceremony and how at ease you made them feel when you socialised with us all; so much so that some even thought you were a member of the family! Your presentation and professionalism ensured we enjoyed our day and we are very impressed at how easily you ascended our 67 stairs to get to the ceremony!
We have included a lovely photo of you and the doves :) and we will be highly recommending you to any and all who we know that intend to tie that beautiful knot. You are a true professional. Thanks so much and warmest regards.
Paul and Katrina C
Thank you so much for being part of our special day. The efforts you made leading up to the ceremony were wonderful. By coming to our house to meet with us, providing music CDs that you made yourself, helping with the vows, even the small details like table decoration and chair covers, nothing was too much trouble. The ceremony was memorable and fun and a highlight of our day. You allowed us to have only one focus, each other. When saying our vows the words flowed easily and meaningfully and we felt at ease and relaxed even though we were both extremely nervous leading up to that moment. Our children were so happy. They were delighted with their responsibilities that you suggested, they were even well behaved. The ceremony set the scene for the rest of the day, very relaxed and romantic with many light hearted moments. It was a pleasure having you as our celebrant and I would be happy to recommend you to any of our friends and family. Kindest regards Lorette
- Craig and Bianca, Berowra Waters
Our special day was everything we hoped it would be, Your professional and friendly manner assured us right from the start that we would not have to worry about anything going wrong, Thankyou for a lovely ceremony, it was an absolute pleasure to have you as our marriage celebrant.
- Steve and Judy M, Berowra Waters
Thank you Lorette for the help you gave our family in creating a beautiful ceremony for Kara and Troy for their marriage yesterday. As you know our darling
daughter has been diagnosed with terminal cancer and this ceremony was rushed and emotional. You did this for us with compassion and understanding and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
- Lyn and Rick and Kara and Troy
Lorette afficiated over our renewal of vows ceremony "45yrs married". She was professional, and her caring, helpful manner made everything run smooth. We didn't know what to do for a renewal and Lorette was very patient with me which made the day run smooth. I would not hesitate to recommend her as a celebrant.
- Terry and Lynette F
I met Lorette Barzan for the first time following the death of my father. From the very beginning of our encounter, Lorette was a true comfort through that very difficult time. Lorette's understanding and compassion was resolute throughout the whole process of organizing my father's funeral. I found her to be knowledgeable and thoughtful, as well as empathetic to my family's wishes at that time. Lorette conducted herself with professionalism and grace during my father's service, which was a true comfort to myself and my family. To her credit, Lorette managed to talk about my father's as if she new him closely. This conveyed a personal understanding of the high regard that was felt for my father, and only enforced her professional nature. Lorette alleviated many of the logistical duties of the funeral from my family, which allowed us to concentrate on supporting each other though the pain of losing my father. I am extremely thankful for her services during that difficult time, and I recommend her highly.
- Aaron S
We are so happy with our beautiful wedding on Shelley Beach, Manly. We are a little fussy and it was everything we planned it to be. Thank you for a beautiful ceremony, your kindness and sincerity filled us all with joy and happiness. We highly recommend Lorette to couples looking for a thoughtful and dedicated marriage celebrant :)
- Mika and Matt D, Cremorne
Thanks for your contribution in making the day a wonderful memory for us. We appreciated your care and thought in the preparation meeting, and your willingness to "go with our casual flow" for the day.
God bless you as you lead out in special days for others in the future.
- Bryan & Mandy M
Our mother Alison passed away and we were asked by the funeral director Allen Matthews Funerals of Warrawee whom we would like to have to conduct the funeral service. I had heard of Lorette Barzan through friends and had been told how wonderful she is as a celebrant. We contacted her and found her to be very caring and efficient. The funeral service was very well done and we found Lorette to be a lovely and thoughtful person in every respect. I would have no hesitation in recommending her to anyone in the future.
- Adrian J, Hornsby
Today Lorette married us in my parents home. It was a lovely service with everyone having good things to say with the ceremony. My new wife and I were very happy. Thank you.
Garry and Ying